Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Review: Redmi Prime Priced 6999

Xiaomi Launched Redmi 2 Prime – A second version of Xiaomi Redmi 2

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Review: Xiaomi Company was founded by Lei Jun and was co-founded by 8 partners in 2010. In August 2010, Xiaomi launched its first Android smart phone. After one year, the company unveiled its first flagship, which was integrated with MI-UI. In the year 2011, the company released its own smart phone that was the first smart phone based on MIUI and its specifications.

Xiaomi has been growing its user base by launching extreme smart phones in India. Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime smart phone was launched in August 2015. Xaiomi had started manufacturing this phone in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This phone is set to replace Redmi Prime (a predecessor version) in India. But it is not exactly as same as any Xiaomi phone that has come before. It was introduced with a 4.70” inch touch-screen display with 720 pixels by 1280 pixels resolution at 312 PPI. Manufacturers have been splitting stock between multiple factories in multiple countries.

Design and Look

Xiaomi continues to the marketing of the Redmi 2 Prime phone with a different colored rear body. But it is available for purchase in white and gray colors. Its front side is plain black, with button labels printed in red color. LED is on the right side at the bottom, beneath Home button. Its power and volume buttons are on the right side. 3.5mm audio port of this phone is on the top. Micro-USB charging with data port is on the bottom. The rear has a beautiful matte texture on this Redmi 2 prime phone, which is not slippery and looks prone to picking up scratches. It has a bright silver Mi logo which is quite bold.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Review

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

This phone looks identical to its predecessor version. It has 67.2mm x134mm x9.4mm dimensions. It has ergonomic curves on its corners. It is not the lightest phone in this price range at a 133g weight, but it would not pain your arm during long calls or game play time. It is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset processor and it has been introduced with 2GB RAM. This phone has 16GB internal storage expandable up to 32 GB using a micro SD card. It measures 134.00H x 67.20W x 9.40T and weighs 133 grams.


This phone supports powerful Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor. This processor is used by Motorola Company in its Moto G 3rd Generation smart phone, whose price is double than Redmi 2 Prime phone’s price. It has ADRENO 306 for taking care of graphic objectives. 4G connection is supported on 2300MHz band on both SIMs, and there are Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and FM radio. Xiaomi ships phone runs its MIUI 6 skin on the top of Android 4.4.4, which disappoints the users. MIUI is one of the most polished skins. There is a LITE mode, which replaces the default UI with a much simpler one. It has an 8-megapixel camera on the rear for 1080p video recording and a 2-megapixel front camera.

Connectivity features

It is a dual-SIM smart phone that has two Micro SIMs. Its connectivity features include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM and 3G. Sensors on this phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. Since India is slowly but steadily progressing towards high-speed Internet connection, Xaiomi has ensured Redmi 2 Prime phone which is 4G enabled and supports Indian LTE bands.

Touch and Display

One of the major features of this phone is its display quality. It has a 4.7” inch 720P HD screen display and is one of the brightest in its range. Under the Sun light, text can be read without putting any extra emphasis on our eyes. This phone runs on MIUI Android operating system. It is able to run the most recent applications and software. MIUI 5 runs on this device that offers a customization feature.


Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime phone has an 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter. Images captured from its rear camera appear to portray accurate colors in properly illuminated surroundings. Its camera lens bulges slightly from upper middle of the rear, with flash, loudspeaker, and secondary microphone.

Battery Life

Dual SIM compatible phone is fueled by a 2200mAh battery and comes with Quick Charge capability. This phone’s speaker is loud and songs or movie clips with complex textures are not reproducing very well. Its Calling quality is good and 4G network performs well enough. Its battery life is 12 hours and 18 minutes that is more than an average of 11 hours and 25 minutes life. It runs on Android 4.4. It has a 2200mAh removable battery. Its battery is rated at 2200mAh.

Phone Accessories

It has a standard charger and a USB cable in the box, but does not have a headset or anything else.

Some salient features of this phone in a tabular manner are as under-

Release Date

August, 2015

Device Type

Smart phone

SIM feature


Dual SIM: Yes

SIM Size: Micro SIM

Display feature

Type: Color IPS screen, and 16M colors

Touch: Yes, with Multi touch

Size: 4.7 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels

PPI: 312 PPI

Features: To be confirmed Screen Protection

Camera feature

Camera: Yes 8 Mega Pixels with autofocus option

Other Features: Face detection, Smile detection, Geo tagging, and Touch to focus

Video Recording: Yes with 1080p @ 30fps

Flash: LED

Front Camera: Yes 2 Mega Pixels


67.2 mm x 134 mm x 9.4 mm

Operating System and Software

Operating System: Android v4.4.4

CPU: 1.2 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset Processor


Java: No

Browser: Yes and supports HTML

Video and multimedia feature

Supports: MMS + Instant Messaging

Email: Yes, with Push Mail

Music: MP3, WAV, EAAC+, and FLAC

Video: MP4, H.264

FM Radio: Yes

Document Reader: Yes

Connectivity feature



3G: Yes

4G: Yes

WI FI: Yes

Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0

USB: Yes with micro USB v2.0

USB Features: USB


2200mAH with Li-Po Battery

Memory/storage feature

Internal: 16 GB inbuilt storage and 2 GB RAM

Card Slot: Yes up to 32 GB

Other feature

GPS: Yes with A-GPS Support

Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Compass

3.5 mm Headphone

Jack: Yes

My Reviews on this phone-

In my opinion, Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is one of the strongest models in its price range, offering 4G connection, an impressive camera, and a solid performance. There are two Micro-SIM slots and a micro SD card slot beneath the rear shell. This phone feels light in hand. It is easy to use with one thumb due to its narrow plastic borders on either sides of the screen. You will find that Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime phone is suitable for all type of users.

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